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IDEM > Compliance > Water Compliance > Regional Water & Sewer Districts Regional Water & Sewer Districts

A regional district is a form of local government that provides drinking water, sewers, and solid waste management (trash removal) for homes and businesses within an established service area. The requirements for creating new districts are found in the Indiana Code at IC 13-26. Decisions about forming new districts are made at the local level. IDEM’s role is to ensure districts are formed according to the legal and technical requirements specified in IC 13-26. The formation process begins when IDEM receives a formal petition. All interested parties are encouraged to review pending petitions and participate in the review process.